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Directed by Alice Gu

This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 29, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.



Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut.

Director: Alice Gu
Writer: Alice Gu, Carol Martori
Producer: Jose Nunez, Alice Gu, Farhad Amid, Tom Moran
Executive Producer: Ridley Scott, Freida Lee Mock, Andres Rosillo, Juliana Lemus, Jonny Hwang
Cast: Ted Ngoy, Christy Ngoy, Mayly Tao, Ning Yen, Chhay Bun Ngoy, Kom Chris Ngoy, Susan Wahid, Chet Ngoy, William Mimiaga, Savy Ngoy
Director of Photography: Alice Gu
Editor: Carol Martori
Music: Peter Lauridsen

Watch our conversation “Rise & Dough” featuring filmmaker Alice Gu and special guests, hosted during the LAAPFF Virtual Showcase in May.

Dates & Times



Thu, Oct 29
12:00 pm